The fictional town of Harburgh, Pennsylvania is a former steel town that has seen brighter days. Garbage man and single father Donald Devlin spends his days collecting the trash of the residents alongside his best friend, Donna Reutzel. In his off-time, Donny focuses his energies on being the best father he can be to his young daughter, Wendy. But when young Tyler Zeigler, a neighborhood boy, goes missing, Donny starts to fixate on finding out what has happened to him. With the local sheriff warning him off, and the town reacting to the young boy's disappearance in a variety of confusing and suspicious ways, Donny determines to learn the truth. The truth however, may not be pretty.